Pilot site in the South East Asian Region
St Stephen’s Hospital, New Delhi, India
St Stephen's Hospital is based on a site where a hospital for women and children was opened in 1885 by a group of missionaries, the first of its kind in Delhi.
Today St. Stephen's Hospital serves the needs of around 5,000,000 people residing in the walled city of Delhi. Of its patients, 25% occupy the private beds and 75% use the general wards. An overwhelming majority of patients come from the low-income groups, who are given full medical treatment at subsidized rates. For poor patients the entire treatment is free of charge.
The hospital has four large operation theatres and there is an eight bedded post operative intensive care unit for surgical patients. The department is recognized for first year junior residency by the Indian Medical Council and the Delhi University. It is also recognized for training candidates for the Diplomate of the National Board Examination.